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2018

In Darkness directed by Anthony Byrne was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2018.

2016

Warcraft directed by Duncan Jones was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2016.

2015

Jurassic World directed by Colin Trevorrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2015.

2014

Amira & Sam directed by Sean Mullin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2014.

2012

Mud directed by Jeff Nichols was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2012.

2011

From This Moment On by Shania Twain was one of the best seller of 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2011.

2010

Unthinkable directed by Gregor Jordan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Prognosefokus . In that special week people in US were listening to Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. Martyrs, directed by Pascal Laugier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. A Remarkable Mother by Jimmy Carter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2008.

2007

Mr. Brooks directed by Bruce A. Evans was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2007.

2006

X-Men: The Last Stand directed by Brett Ratner was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2006.

2004

Direct Action directed by Sidney J. Furie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Emma Engle. In that special week people in US were listening to Get Busy by Sean Paul. Black Cadillac, directed by John Murlowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2003.

2002

The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux was one of the best seller of 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2002.

2001

Battle Queen 2020 directed by Daniel D'Or was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Addison Holley. In UK Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) by Oxide & Neutrino was in the top 5 hits. Sordid Lives, directed by Del Shores, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Teo Halm. In UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Biwi No. 1, directed by David Dhawan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Century by Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Megan Goodman. In UK Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Hope Floats, directed by Forest Whitaker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Omar Jasika. In that special week people in US were listening to Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G.. Bent, directed by Sean Mathias, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Evening Class by Maeve Binchy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Violett Beane. In that special week people in US were listening to Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Mission: Impossible, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Tenth Insight by James Redfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1996.

1995

Casper directed by Brad Silberling was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1995.

1994

Beverly Hills Cop III directed by John Landis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Watson. In UK Five Live (EP) by George Michael & Queen With Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. Raining Stones, directed by Ken Loach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. For Love by Sue Miller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Spencer Breslin. In UK Please Don't Go by KWS was in the top 5 hits. Dance Macabre, directed by Greydon Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. French Silk by Sandra Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include AshONasty . In that special week people in US were listening to I Like The Way (The Kissing Game) by Hi-Five. Soapdish, directed by Michael Hoffman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Life Is Too Short by Mickey Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Heo Ga-yoon. In UK Killer by Adamski was in the top 5 hits. Back to the Future Part III, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMille was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Eugénie Le Sommer. In that special week people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul. Pink Cadillac, directed by Buddy Van Horn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Wordstruck by Robert MacNeil was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Taeyang (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to Anything For You by Gloria Estefan. Killer Klowns from Outer Space, directed by Stephen Chiodo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Zoya by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Luisana Lopilato. In UK Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was in the top 5 hits. Summer Heat, directed by Michie Gleason, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. This 'N That by Bette Davis with Michael Herskowitz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Eric Bellinger. In that special week people in US were listening to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston. Psycho III, directed by Anthony Perkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Fatherhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Vincent Jay. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds. Final Justice, directed by Greydon Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Metamagical Themas by Douglas R. Hofstadter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Joakim Soria. In that special week people in US were listening to Hello by Lionel Richie. Roadhouse 66, directed by John Mark Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Democracy by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1984.

1983

The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Yannick Bonheur. In that special week people in US were listening to Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney. The Escape Artist, directed by Caleb Deschanel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Tabrett Bethell. In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits. Polyester, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Tar Baby by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michaël Llodra. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. Out of the Blue, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include David Nail. In that special week people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. Wise Blood, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Chad Donella. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, directed by Fred Schepisi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Lee Hendrie. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Amar Akbar Anthony, directed by Manmohan Desai, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ron Mercer. In that special week people in US were listening to Boogie Fever by The Sylvers. The Tenant, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Jack Johnson. In UK Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits. The Hiding Place, directed by James F. Collier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nelson Figueroa. In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits. Welcome to Arrow Beach, directed by Laurence Harvey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Partners by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Chantal Kreviazuk. In that special week people in US were listening to You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder. The Big Feast, directed by Marco Ferreri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Sunlight Dialogues by John Gardner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Teresa Giudice. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Chato's Land, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Blue Knight by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Craig Hentrich. In that special week people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. Daughters of Darkness, directed by Harry Kümel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Tina Fey. In UK Back Home by England World Cup Squad was in the top 5 hits. Two Mules for Sister Sara, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Helena Noguerra. In UK Get Back by Beatles With Billy Preston was in the top 5 hits. The April Fools, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Trouble With Lawyers by Murray Teigh Bloom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cynthia Preston. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Osiel Cárdenas. In UK Silence Is Golden by The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. Barefoot in the Park, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1967.

1966

Nevada Smith directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Sandra Sully. In UK Ticket To Ride by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. A High Wind in Jamaica, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Man by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1965.

1964

The Naked Society by Vance Packard was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marty McSorley. In that special week people in US were listening to If You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul. Savage Sam, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Sandra Cretu. In UK Nut Rocker by B Bumble & The Stingers was in the top 5 hits. The Cabinet of Caligari, directed by Roger Kay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Jim Bowden. In that special week people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. The Young Savages, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yannick Noah. Sergeant Rutledge, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Lincoln Lords by Cameron Hawley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Christiane Jean. In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Look Back in Anger, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Toyah Willcox. In that special week people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville. No Time for Sergeants, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Michael Cretu. In that special week people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. Fire Down Below, directed by Robert Parrish, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Too Much, Too Soon by Diana Barrymore and Gerold Frank was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1957.

1956

The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best seller of 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Chow Yun-Fat. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Love Me or Leave Me, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1955.

1954

The Taft Story by William S. White was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1954.

1953

Stalag 17 directed by Billy Wilder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include George Strait. Skirts Ahoy!, directed by Sidney Lanfield, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1952.

1951

The Frogmen directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1951.

1950

Rocketship X-M directed by Kurt Neumann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1950.

1948

The Time of Your Life directed by H.C. Potter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1948.

1947

Copacabana directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1947.

1945

The Last Chance directed by Leopold Lindtberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1945.

1944

Mr. Skeffington directed by Vincent Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1944.

1943

Sarong Girl directed by Arthur Dreifuss was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1943.

1942

Miss Annie Rooney directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1942.

1941

Sunny directed by Herbert Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1941.

1940

Our Town directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1940.

1939

The Gorilla directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1939.

1938

Holiday directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1938.

1937

Under the Red Robe directed by Victor Sjöström was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1937.

1936

Hearts in Bondage directed by Lew Ayres was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1936.

1935

What Price Crime directed by Albert Herman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1935.

1934

The Thin Man directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1934.

1933

Somewhere in Sonora directed by Mack V. Wright was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1933.

1922

The Dungeon directed by Oscar Micheaux was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1922.

1919

Different from the Others directed by Richard Oswald was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1919.